Working memory, learning, and education

Led by L. Todd Rose

Working memory – the ability to hold and manipulate information in your mind – is a powerful predictor of individual differences in academic outcomes, and it is the foundation for executive functions such as planning, organization, and goal-directed behavior. And yet, while a large body of research demonstrates the link between working memory and learning, this knowledge is rarely communicated to those that need it: educators, educational scholars, and policy makers. In this session we will discuss the concept of working memory, its role in learning, and what this means for education in the 21st century.